The 7th International Conference on Head-driven Phrase Structure Grammar will be held on Saturday and Sunday, July 22-23, 2000, in 370 Dwinelle Hall, on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley, as part of the Berkeley Formal Grammar Conference 2000 . The event will consist of LFG2000 (July 19-20), HPSG-2000 (July 22-23), and a common day of workshops on July 21, entitled "Lexical and Constructional Explanations in Constraint-Based Grammar", offering a valuable opportunity for interaction among researchers of these two frameworks.

Invited speakers for HPSG-2000 are John Hawkins (University of Southern California), and Donna Gerdts and Thomas Hukari (Simon Fraser University and the University of Victoria). The conference will also feature an invited tutorial on Norwegian, identifying challenges that the grammar poses for HPSG, presented by Lars Hellan and Torbjorn Nordgard (Norwegian University of Science and Technology).


To register for the conference, go to the web site BFG 2000 Registration, which provides details about the process and includes an on-line registration form.

Conference Program

Note: The program has been slightly revised as of 14 June 2000 to reflect that fact that Bob Borsley will be unable to attend the conference to present his paper on "Agreement and missing NPs in Welsh".

Saturday, 22 July 2000
370 Dwinelle Hall

9:00 'Tough' complementation and the extraclausal propagation of argument descriptions
Robert D. Levine, Ohio State University

9:30 The syntax and semantics of Left-node Raising in Japanese
Shuichi Yatabe, University of Tokyo

10:00 The Was-w construction in German: A case study in type-coercion
Erhard W. Hinrichs & Tsuneko Nakazawa, Eberhard-Karls-Universititaet Tuebingen & University of Tokyo

10:30 Break

10:45 Invited talk: Adjacency to heads in performance and grammars
John Hawkins, University of Southern California

11:45 Experience-based HPSG
Emily Bender and Susanne Z. Riehemann, Stanford University

12:15 Lunch

2:15 ARG-ST on phrases headed by semantically vacuous words: Evidence from Polish
Adam Przepiorkowski, Ohio State Univ. & Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw

2:45 Arguments, grammatical relations, and diathetic paradigm
Tania Avgustinova, Department of Computational Linguistics, Saarland Univ.

3:15 Break

3:30 The morphosyntax of Tongan 2P pronouns
Michael Dukes, University of Canterbury & Stanford University

4:00 On the placement and morphology of Udi subject agreement
Berthold Crysmann, DFKI GmbH & Computational Linguistics, Saarland Univ.

4:30 Hebrew relative clauses in HPSG
Nathan Vaillette, Department of Linguistics, Ohio State University

5:00 Break

5:15 The rest of the binding theory
Karin Golde, YY Software Corporation, Mountain View, Calif.

5:45 Anaphors aren't exempt in German: A slightly more configurational binding theory
Tibor Kiss, Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum

6:15 Business meeting

Sunday, 23 July 2000
370 Dwinelle Hall

9:00 The key to lexical semantics
Anthony Davis and Jean-Pierre Koenig, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara and University at Buffalo

9:30 An approach to polarity sensitivity and negative concord by lexical underspecification
Judith Tonhauser, Institute for Comp. Linguistics, Univ. of Stuttgart

10:00 Linking oblique complements
Valia Kordoni, University of Tuebingen

10:30 Break

10:45 Invited talk: Halkomelem valence morphology: A multi-level argument structure analysis
Donna Gerdts & Thomas Hukari, Simon Fraser University & Univ. of Victoria

11:45 French reportive 'comme' clauses: A case of parenthetical adjunction
Marianne Desmets & Laurent Roussarie, University Paris X - Nanterre & University Paris 7 - Jussieu

12:15 Lunch

1:45 Rules and exceptions in the English auxiliary system
Ivan A. Sag, Stanford University

2:15 Directional serial verb constructions in Thai
Nuttanart Muansuwan, SUNY Buffalo & U. of Technology, Thonburi, Thailand

2:45 Switch-reference in Zuni
Dave McKercher, Stanford University

3:15 Break

3:30 Invited tutorial on Norwegian grammar: Challenges for HPSG
Lars Hellan & Torbjorn Nordgard, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

4:15 Varieties of ESSE in Romance languages
Anne Abeille & Daniele Godard, University Paris 7

4:45 The passive as a lexical rule
Stefan Mueller, DFKI GmbH, Saarbruecken

5:15 Break

5:30 Minor prepositions in Dutch
Frank Van Eynde, Center for Computational Linguistics, Univ. of Leuven

6:00 A constraint-based and head-driven analysis of multiple nominative constructions
Jong-Bok Kim, Kyung Hee University, Seoul

6:30 Conference ends

Program Committee

Dan Flickinger, chair
Gosse Bouma
Georgia Green
Takao Gunji
Tibor Kiss
Dimitra Kolliakou
Rob Malouf
Detmar Meurers
Chris Manning
Paola Monachesi
Tsuneko Nakazawa
Louisa Sadler
Ivan Sag
Stephen Wechsler


Pending final approval by the publisher, a selected number of papers will be published as a volume in the CSLI series "Studies in Constraint-Based Lexicalism". There will be a separate round of submission and reviewing for this volume after the conference.

Further information:

Email: hpsg2000@csli.stanford.edu

Local organizer: Andreas Kathol, Dept. of Linguistics, UC Berkeley